John Mahama speaks on 2020 Elections Most Critical for NDC
The 2020 flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, says the elections would be one of the most critical the NDC would face.
According to the former President, the 2020 polls would determine the fortunes and future of the NDC as well as the future of the country.
Mr. Mahama was speaking in Tamale Saturday, July 27, to open a three-day retreat to educate and empower Directors of Elections of the opposition party. The retreat was under the theme: “Repositioning the Election Directorate Strategically for the 2020 Elections”.
The retreat will expose the participants to scientific knowledge and approach on elections management to prepare them towards the 2020 elections.
According to a GNA report, Mr Mahama urged the Directors of Elections of the NDC to discuss systems that could be put in place to effectively compile results of the elections as soon as possible from polling station, collation and tallying centres.
He said there is the need for the NDC’s polling agents to be selected based on their skills, knowledge and competence to supervise the 2020 elections to ensure victory for the party.
He urged the Directors of Elections of the party not to leave anything to chance to repeat the mistakes made during the 2016 elections saying “elections are not a lottery where you can win or not win, you must cover every ground to ensure that victory is yours”.